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Breathe Life Into Your Deadlifts

August 29, 2017

Every day at the Y, we see more people doing “deadlifts.” Why? Many reasons! This powerlifting move can strengthen your core, improve your other lifts, and make you stronger overall. Deadlifts can be a great exercise. But to get the most out of them, you have to do them correctly and safely. Here are three things to keep in mind.

Box Jumping 101

August 29, 2017

You’ve probably seen those strange wood crates in the weight room. What are those primitive, unfinished boxes, and what are they for? The answer is box jumps, and they’re becoming increasingly popular. But why are people doing them, and are they doing them right?

Nutritious School Lunches

August 21, 2017

It’s time for school again! That means it’s also time for the daily challenge of determining what your kids will eat for lunch.

Don’t Pass the Salt, Please!

July 17, 2017

When it comes to a healthy diet, a tip people often hear is “watch your salt.” Why exactly is salt so bad for us? And with salt seemingly in everything we eat, how we can take steps to cut back?

Carb Myths

April 24, 2017

Carbohydrates get a bad rap in the health world. Many people cut out carbs assuming they are the culprit for unwanted weight gain. While a low-carb diet may be a good option for some, it is not necessarily the best nutrition plan for everyone. Before you clean out the carbs in your diet, it is important to understand carbohydrates and their role in your health.